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Environmental Specialist, Permitting

Remote, British Columbia

North Vancouver/New Westminster or Remote within British Columbia

About Hatfield:

This year, Hatfield is proud to celebrate 50 years of serving our clients and our community! We have been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers (2024) and Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers (2024). With 250 team members and growing, Hatfield provides high-quality environmental and social services for private and public sector clients around the world. When you join Hatfield, you choose a career that makes a difference in the lives of all those who share our planet.

Hatfield is seeking a permanent, full-time Environmental Specialist, Permitting to join our Water Resource Group. Ideally this position will be based in either of our Vancouver offices, however we are also open to this person being fully remote within BC.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of regulatory requirements, guidance, and permitting processes under BC mining, water and environmental legislation (e.g., Mines Act, Environmental Management Act). The candidate will use their experience and knowledge to help our clients identify and meet provincial requirements for their mining and water-related projects.

  • Provide advice on local, provincial, and federal environmental requirements (e.g., regulation, policy, guidelines, standards).
  • Provide recommendations with regard to permitting requirements, processes and approaches.
  • Lead, coordinate, and integrate information from, multidisciplinary technical teams.
  • Review materials for adequacy with respect to regulatory submissions related to permitting.
  • Support meetings/presentations with/to clients and regulators/interest groups.
  • Author, compile and integrate content for reports and regulatory documents, and provide other support as needed for application submission.
  • Ensure project compliance with schedules and budgets (development and tracking).
  • Project financial controls and reporting (e.g., status, accruals, change requests, etc.)
Education and Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree or higher in an appropriate field of study and professional registration (or eligibility for a relevant professional designation).
  • A minimum of 5 years experience supporting permitting and regulatory compliance of mining and/or water-related projects.
  • Experience in project management from proposal writing to administration to closure.
  • Experience with multidisciplinary projects, baseline characterization, environmental impact assessment, permitting processes, and monitoring and annual reporting.
  • Experience and success in working in large, multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and teamwork.
Other Assets/Skills:
  • Technical training and/or experience with water or environmental science, mine water management, mitigations and options assessment, and management plan development.
  • Experience engaging and working with Indigenous communities and stakeholders.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Analytical skills applicable to study design and statistical analysis or environmental data.

What's In It For You?
  • Friendly and down-to-earth work culture
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements
  • Biweekly Earned Days Off program
  • Matching group retirement plan
  • Comprehensive health insurance - medical/dental/vision coverage
  • Competitive vacation and special leave
  • Professional development
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging:

Hatfield is committed to employment equity and workplace diversity. We strive for equity, inclusiveness, and diversity, irrespective of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or disability.

Hatfield acknowledges that our offices are located on the traditional and unceded territories of Indigenous Peoples. We also recognize and acknowledge the rights, cultures, interests, and aspirations of the many other Indigenous Peoples who have lived since time immemorial in the places we live and work. Hatfield is committed to building an inclusive workforce that is representative of the populations we serve, and to provide and support career opportunities for Indigenous Peoples. We warmly invite all Indigenous Peoples to apply.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your CV in confidence through the online form or email: resumes@hatfieldgroup.catsone.com. Please indicate “Environmental Specialist, Permitting” in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Salary range: $90,000 - $115,000. We extend an invitation to applicants of all levels to submit their candidacy for this role. Please be advised, that in the course of our assessment of your qualifications, we retain the right to adjust the seniority classification of the position accordingly.

Please note that we will only consider candidates who are authorized to work in Canada at the time of application. Proof of eligibility to work in Canada may be required prior to employment.

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